Mauled by a giant grizzly and left to die, 16-year-old Jose' Olano's chances for life were remote. Then like a guardian angel, came Robert ""Gray Eagle"" McAllister, one-time army scout, and sometime outlaw. In his flight to escape a posse, he finds the brutalized body of Jose'. Knowing his decision to help Jose' may mean his own death, he stays, and brings Jose' back from the brink of death. With Gray Eagle's teaching, Jose', the simple sheepherder, becomes a legendary ""man of the wilderness."" Thus began one of the greatest companionships ever known to the Idaho frontier.
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Kirby Frank Jonas was born in 1965 in Bozeman, Montana. He lived in a place called Bear Canyon, where sagebrush gave way to spruce and fir, and the wild country was forever ingrained in him. It was there he gained his love of the Old West, listening to his daddy tell stories and sing western ballads, and watching television Westerns such as Gunsmoke, The Virginian, and the Big Valley.
Jonas next lived on a remote farm in the middle of Civil War battlefield country near Broad Run, Virginia. That was followed by a move to Shelley,d IDaho, where he completed all of his school years, wrote his first book in the sixth grade and his second as a senior in high school. He has since written five published novels and two which are forthcoming, one which was co-authored by his older brother, Jamie.
Besides writing novels, Jonas also paints wildlife and the West. He has done all of his cover art and hundreds of other pieces. He is a songwriter and guitar player and singer of old Western ballads and trail songs. Jonas enjoys the joking title given to him by his friends,"The Renaissance Cowboy."
After living in Arizona to research his first two published books, and traveling through nine countries in Europe, to get his glimpse of the world, Jonas settled permanently in Pocatello, Idaho. He has made a living fighting forest fires for the Bureau of Land Management in five western states, worked for the Idaho Fish and Game Department, been a security guard and a guard for Wells Fargo in Phoenix, Arizona. He was employed as an officer for the Pocatello city police and currently works as a city firefighter. He and his wife, Debbie, have four children, Cheyenne Kaycee, Jacob Talon, Clay Logan, and Matthew Morgan.
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Book Description Books In Motion, 2013. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1596072229